Table 2

Skills identified for nursing in general practice

Communication skills – written, verbal, patient advocacy and conflict resolution, dealing with difficult clients

Legal and ethical issues-including confidentiality and national privacy principles

Infection control – wound care and management

first aid and CPR

Chronic disease management – physical assessment, palliative and end of life care

Cold chain monitoring



Prevention and health education – counselling, health education and promotion, family planning, child health, screening, immunization, mental health, drug (including tobacco) and alcohol screening and brief interventions

Management skills – case management, practice accreditation, information technology, recall/reminder register.

Parker et al. BMC Nursing 2009 8:5   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-8-5

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